Published: April 30, 2004

Bevan has big day at BC Pipers 72nd Annual Gathering

Vancouver, British Columbia – April 9-10, 2004 – The 72nd annual BC Pipers Association Annual Gathering saw a strong turn out by competitors, and Alan Bevan of Abbotsford, British Columbia, had the most successful day in the professional solo piping events, winning two first prizes, including the MacCrimmon Cairn for Piobaireachd.

Alex Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, gained the aggregate award in amateur solo piping, winning all the light music events in Grade 1.

Solo Piping
Professional

Piobaireachd
1st Alan Bevan
2nd Stuart Liddell, Invereray, Scotland
3rd Andrew Rogers, New Brunswick
4th Ian Whitelaw, California
Judges: John Wilson, Bruce Gandy

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Alan Bevan
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Andrew Smith
4th Jori Chisholm, Seattle
Judge: John Wilson

Jig
1st Colin Clansey, Ontario
2nd Bernard Bouhadana
3rd Andrew Bonar, Vancouver
4th Ian Whitelaw
Judge: Rene Cusson

Grade 1 Amateur

Piobaireachd
1st Micah Babinski, California
2nd Alex Gandy
3rd Shane Smith
4th Andrew Lee, Surrey, BC
5th Colin Lee, Surrey, BC
Judge: Hal Senyk

March, Strathspey & Reel
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Andrew Lee
3rd Matthew Mitchell, Ontario
4th Zephan Knichel
5th Elizabeth Dunsire
6th Colin Lee
Judge: James W. Troy

Jig
1st Alex Gandy
2nd Colin Lee
3rd Andrew Lee
4th Micah Babinski
5th Matthew Mitchell
6th Jonathan Farrell
Judge: John Wilson

Mini-Bands

Grade 2
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial II
2nd Maple Ridge
3rd Chilliwack & District
Drumming: Robert Malcolm Memorial II
Judges: John Wilson, Bruce Gandy, Jim Hutton, Ian Whitelaw

Grade 3
1st Robert Malcolm Memorial III “B”
2nd Robert Malcolm Memorial III “A”
3rd Robert Malcolm Alumni
Drumming: Robert Malcolm Memorial III “A”
Judges: John Wilson, Bruce Gandy, Eric Ward, Ian Whitelaw

Grade 4
1st Sir James McDonald “A”
2nd Sir James McDonald “B”
3rd White Spot IV
Drumming: Sir James McDonald “B”
Judges: John Wilson, Bruce Gandy, Jim Hutton, Ian Whitelaw

Grade 5
1st White Spot V “A”
2nd White Spot V “B”
3rd Robert Malcolm Memorial V
Drumming: White Spot V “A”
Judges: John Wilson, Bruce Gandy, Eric Ward, Ian Whitelaw

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